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This site was created in response to the popularity of the tides section on a regional fishing site with requests to include other areas. It's tides site was built to ease the selection of desired times to fish at a glance over a months period and with increased specifics on a tabular view. Just happens the format works for everyone. The requests were from a broad range of folks including the weather community, fishing community, diving community, shellfishing, beachcombing and whatever else you could find a use for while on the beach.
By the way, the "pro" in protides stood for "every other domain name was taken". Nothing further. :-) When Tides.net came up, it was acquired to get rid of the pro and to hopefully make the site more search engine friendly. Beyond some tweaks here and there it's the same site on a new domain name.
The new logo design is complete, the sticker design is also completed and stickers are ordered. Beyond being really nice to look at they will be for beach access placement where they can display the sites Station ID using a label stuck on. New visitors from the stickers won't have to navigate more than getting to tides.net, entering the Station ID and hitting go.
Want to help place a sticker @ your beach or just want one of the hansome 4"x4" round stickers for your car? Email (If you would like me to include a StationID label, say so and include the Station ID number(s) with the email request.
Do not use for navigation. This sites tide prediction information is to be used at your own risk. These are tide predictions and do not take into account weather related impacts to the tides.
Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of gravitational forces exerted by the Moon, Sun, and rotation of the Earth.
The times and amplitude of tides at a locale are influenced by the alignment of the Sun and Moon, by the pattern of tides in the deep ocean, by the amphidromic systems of the oceans, and the shape of the coastline and near-shore bathymetry. Some shorelines experience a semi-diurnal tide - two nearly equal high and low tides each day. Other locations experience a diurnaltide - only one high and low tide each day. A "mixed tide"; two uneven tides a day, or one high and one low, is also possible.
Tides vary on timescales ranging from hours to years due to a number of factors. To make accurate records, tide gauges at fixed stations measure the water level over time. Gauges ignore variations caused by waves with periods shorter than minutes. These data are compared to the reference (or datum) level usually called mean sea level.
While tides are usually the largest source of short-term sea-level fluctuations, sea levels are also subject to forces such as wind and barometric pressure changes, resulting in storm surges, especially in shallow seas and near coasts.
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